Number of children in child labor APAC 2020, by gender and age group
The number of children involved in child labor across APAC decreased continuously between 2008 and 2020. In 2020, approximately 48.7 million children aged five to 17 years were involved in child labor in APAC, equivalent to a 5.6 percent share of children in the age group. This marked a decrease from around 113.6 million in 2008. Projected to decrease further over the next decade, the number is set to reach about 22.7 million in 2030.